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This tutoriaal will explain how to add a machine to your MetalMax database.

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Step 1: Enter Your and the End User's Information

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Enter your (the tap-tester) email address so you can be contacted if needed. Enter your company's name or the name of the end user if you are a reseller, where it says "Customer". If the machine has an assigned number (other than its model number) enter it under "Number". Any notes you have about the machine can be entered under "Remarks".

Step 2: Enter Machine Make and Serial Number

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The Machine Name field is optional (this not where you enter the model number). Enter the Machine Tool Manufacturer’s name here or select it from the pull-down menu if it is there. Enter the Machine’s serial number here if you have it. If the Customer has a number or name for this machine that they use, enter it here. Next click on Machine Details.

Step 3: Enter Model Number

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Enter the Machine Model number.

Step 4: Enter Year

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Enter the Machine Model Year if you know it, otherwise leave blank.

Step 5: Enter Spindle Interface

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Enter the spindle interface.

Step 6: Enter Spindle Number

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The spindle number defaults to 1. If you are measuring a multi-spindle machine you would use this to distinguish between different spindles by numbering them.

Step 7: Enter Max RPM

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Enter the maximum spindle speed. It may be on a decal on the machine. It will also be on the Torque/Power Curve chart.

Step 8: Enter Min RPM

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The minimum spindle speed is normally zero, however some manufacturers show a minimum operating speed. We will honor that and include it on the Dashboard.

Step 9: Enter Max Power

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Enter the maximum horsepower, or kilowatts. This will also be found on the Torque/Power Curve chart.

Step 10: Enter Max Torque

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Enter the machine’s maximum torque in foot pounds or in newton meters. It can be found on the Torque/Power Curve chart.

Step 11: Add or Edit Torque/Power Curve

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If you have the Torque/Power Curve chart, click here to enter the specific data. Refer to our TUTORIAL on Reading and Entering the Torque/Power Curve for more details.

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